Our Concierge Recommend...
The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats and picturesque villages. Careys Manor Hotel is perfectly placed for you to discover a host of events, attractions, historic houses and castles, ensuring that your stay with us can be a fun filled journey of discovery.
Colin Parkes, Concierge of 30 years, recommends...
Colin, who has lived in the New Forest his whole life and has worked at Careys for other 30 years, gives you his expert top 5 recommendaions for some of the best things to do during you stay in the New Forest.
For more information, or to plan your trip please contact our reservations team on 01590 624467
1. Blackwater Walking Trail and Arboretum
This is the best place to experience the majestic Douglas firs and redwoods of the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. Walk the Tall Trees Trail, take a picnic and wonder at the majesty of two enormous redwoods visible from the path. Stroll around the Sensory Trail and really experience trees from around the world in the Blackwater Arboretum.
2. Take to the water
Spot wildlife, enjoy the dappled morning sun and enjoy an adventure along the picturesque Beaulieu River by kayak; enjoy a relaxing 2 hour tour with New Forest Activities and see the forest like never before.
There is something for everyone in The New Forest, whether you're looking to relax, explore or just enjoy, The New Forest is the ideal location. Here are just some of the things you can enjoy in the local area during your stay this month at Careys Manor.
Or discover The Solent's secluded creeks and calm waters - a great place to unwind. A Solent sailing experience allows you the pleasure of seeing life from a different angle aboard your own skippered luxury yacht, sailing from Lymington (just 12 minutes from Careys Manor Hotel) for a Sail with Lunch or a Sail with Dinner . Sip champagne, set sail on the Solent on a modern Jeanneau yacht and after two hours' sailing, anchor off the Isle of Wight for a freshly prepared two-course meal, served on deck followed by a leisurely sail back to Lymington. This is a great day out for individuals, couples, groups of friends and families.
Contact Escape Yachting, quoting Careys Manor; special offer prices at just £99 per person. Call 01590 643221 to book now.
3. Historic Winchester
Visit the beautiful city of Winchester, the once capital city of England, Winchester is a quiant and picture-postcard city full of history, offering a unique heritage including a magnificent cathedral, the great hall and Arthur’s round table as well as a vast array of shops, pubs and restaurants.
We often recommend visiting the stunning city that played a part in literary history, inspiring Jane Austen, who lived in nearby Chawton, to write such classic novels as Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Just a 35 minute drive from Careys Manor Hotel, Winchester is a must on your visit to the South.
4. The New Forest Museum
Visit the New Forest Museum at the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst and learn more about our beautiful ancient woodland; with displays showing the history of the forest, informaton about forestry and commoning, geology of the area and the conservation that takes place throughout the National Park.
5.Cycle the New Forest
One of the best ways to explore and discover the New Forest is on two wheels. We have over a hundred cycle and walking paths throughout the New Forest just waiting to be explored.
Stunning all year round, the dramatic stretches of open heathland, miles of ancient woodland and of course our friends, the New Forest Ponies, make for a peaceful and unforgettable day out renewing your love of nature.
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